​The End of the Squirrel 
Director Michael Christensen - USA - 8 min.

An irreverent indie apocalypse film about two siblings stranded in an antique shop waiting for the impending zombie horde to break in and end their lives. A surrealist sequence provides a visual reflection on their time in the barn, scored by an original song played on a weathered piano uncovered among the mountains of ancient treasures.

His & Hers
Director Chris Sexton Fletcher - United Kingdom - 3 min. 

When a couple goes shopping before their wedding day, they learn there are some things they're just not ready to share.

Reverie

Director Caitlin Gray - USA - 5 min. 

A woman is haunted by the memory of her lost love.

Don't Come Home
Directors Emily Rooker, Mitchell - USA  - 4 min. 

The music video for Memphis-based musician Emily Rooker's single "Don't Come Home." Starring five members of the Memphis pole dancing community, the video tells the story of five women getting fed up with their unreliable partner and deciding to make their own way in life. This music video hinges on the female gaze and the exploration of sexuality and who it belongs to.

Mariposas
Director Adrian Carey - USA - 3 min. 

Set in a universe of magical realism, a boastful father prattles on superficially about his daughter to another parent in the school pick-up line, but is unable to perceive her when it matters most.

Shorts Block #2 - Closer Than Most 
Saturday June 25, 2022 at 1:15 PM at RoleCall Theater

Carebot

Director Carys Glynne Snyder - USA - 10 min. 

After answering a routine mental health survey trying to refill a prescription, a young woman accidentally triggers a suicide alert, and an overbearing caretaker robot is sent to supervise her for 48 hours. She thinks it was a mistake - she's not doing *that* badly, but maybe she needs a little more help than she thinks.

The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night
Director Fawzia Mirza - USA - 11 min. 

All cards are on the table when a queer Pakistani Muslim woman brings her Puerto Rican partner home for the first time on the family's annual game night.

Guardian
Director Christy Lee Hughes - USA - 13 min. 

Gabby, a dysfunctional guardian angel struggling with addiction, fails miserably at her job of protecting her human assignment Derrik from the dangers of living on Earth. After yet another horrific accident that Gabby did nothing to prevent, Derrik summons the courage to fire her. Shocked, Gabby goes through stages of grief, revealing to Derrik exactly how she got to this low point in her existence, including her deepest and darkest secrets.

David Lindmer // Omen
Director DRUST - United Kingdom - 5 min.

This music video explores the theme of ‘doomed relationships’ as we witness the nuanced moments where things take a wrong turn.

Harvey & Sunshine
Directors Damon McKinnis,  Madeleine Murden - USA - 12 min. 

A couple struggles over their decision to bring a stranger into their relationship.